Gigabyte's high powered A75M-UD2H for the low powered Llano processor
Subject: Motherboards | July 11, 2011 - 09:18 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: llano, gigabyte, a75, fm1
Gigabyte made sure that a Llano user will be able to get all that they want out of the A75M-UD2H; 8+2 phase power, five SATA II I ports and an eSATA on the backplate to keep the combo PS/2 port, D-sub port, DVI-D port, HDMI port, DisplayPort, optical SPDIF connector, two USB 2.0, four USB 3.0 port, one FireWire port, the Gigabit Ethernet port, and 8 channel audio ports. As you can tell that backplate is very full. It also supports Crossfire with a pair of PCIe slots running 8x when both are populated. Taking the board through its paces was only one facet of Bjorn3D's review, they also pair the board and APU with an HD6870 to see how it performs with a powerful GPU. Check out the review.
"When we looked at Llano, we determined that its CPU performance is similar to Athlon II X4 or Phenom II X4 840 processor, so why would a discrete GPU user choose Llano instead of an Athlon II X4 or Phenom II X4? Should the user choose a more expensive CPU for gaming? Firstly, Llano is more power efficient and runs much cooler than the 45nm processors. We'll be testing the second question today.
In this review, we are not only going to take a look at the GIGABYTE board, but we are also going pair the board with an HD 6870 and run a few games at 1920x1080 resolution with typical settings that average gamers would use to see the impact of CPU performance in games"
Here are some more Motherboard articles from around the web:
- Gigabyte A75M-UD2H Motherboard @ Hardware Secrets
- ASUS F1A75-V Pro @ Tweaktown
- Gigabyte A75M-UD2H FM1 Llano Motherboard Review @ eTeknix
- GIGABYTE A75-UD4H @ Tweaktown
- BIOS Option Of The Week - Virtualization @ Tech ARP
- Zotac Z68-ITX WiFi @ OC3D
- GIGABYTE Z68X-UD7-B3 Intel Z68 Motherboard Review @ Legit Reviews
- Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3 @ AnandTech